Lana Larder was lucky enough to speak to author, actress, photographer, former television talk show hostess and former wife of Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada.
Margaret Trudeau has garnered more publicity than any woman in Canadian history. She now shares her personal life story in her memoir, Changing My Mind, and is a trailblazer and leader for mental health.
“I first met Pierre at a lagoon at the end of a holiday". Margaret remembers what he said, “If I ever marry she’s the one.” At 22 years old, in 1971, Margaret Trudeau became the youngest First Lady and wife of former 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau. Politics are again in Margaret’s life as her son, Justin Trudeau is the current Leader for the Liberal Party in Canada.
Alyssa Jade McDonald talks to Andrea Kolb, founder of the fashion brand ABURY, about her ambition to combine modern trends with old traditions.
Bev James shares with The NextWomen her tip for how to respond to problems in business when they arise by remembering the 6 Rs – Recognise, Rationalise, Read, Review, Retest and Re-invent – explaining how this method can help solve issues and enable success.
Jennie Rutterworth is the Creative Director of personalised greeting card website TheDogsDoodahs.com. Lexi Mills of The NextWomen talks to Jennie about her experiences of the move from print to digital in her business.
John McHugh, Property Marketing Manager at MAG Property, the property and development arm of leading UK airport operator Manchester Airports Group, talks to The NextWomen about some of the best business cities in the world, and what they offer to the business owners who decide to locate their companies within them.
Tina Amirtha spoke to Carla Harris, the Chairwomen of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), about the findings of the NWBC’s 2013 report regarding the current economic issues facing U.S. based women-owned businesses and the importance of broadening access to capital for women entrepreneurs.
As Chief Digital Officer for BBC Worldwide, Dan Heaf is responsible for driving a unified digital strategy and consumer vision across BBC Worldwide's digital portfolio. This includes the organisation's world-class branded consumer services such as: topgear.com and goodfood.com as well as owned and operated services like the international feature sections on BBC.COM (BBC Travel, BBC Future and BBC Autos).
Dan is also in charge of the organisation's consumer digital facing services, including the successful portfolio of brands on Facebook and international channels on YouTube. He also oversees the organisations award-winning start-up initiative BBC Worldwide Labs which supports digital start-ups in their ambitions to secure global partnerships.
Jules Coleman and Alex Depledge from Hassle were lucky enough to grab a quick interview with him at the Dublin Web Summit.
Madge Meyer was the Chief Innovation Officer and Technology Fellow at State Street Corporation, where she served as Executive Vice President for over a decade.
Madge believes passionately in making innovation “Business-as-Usual” – to continually develop and implement new ideas or solutions that create business value and increase competitive advantage. During the past year she represented State Street as a Consultant, assisting MIT Collaborative Initiatives to bring innovative solutions to problems broadly ranging from global sustainability to health, education and veterans’ reintegration.
As part of our interview series with the female heroes of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) we spoke to the President of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Executive Board, and one of the most powerful women in the Netherlands, Pauline van der Meer Mohr. Part 1 of her interview was published last week and you can read that here.
In her role as President, she devises and implements the strategic planning and policies of the university through the board. During her first four-year term, which ended at the end of 2013, Van der Meer Mohr created international partnerships with other universities and a more culturally open academic environment for students and staff. As her first term proved successful, the EUR Supervisory Board recently invited her back for her second term that started in January 2014.
Alongside her executive position at EUR, Van der Meer Mohr is a non-executive board member at Royal DSM N.V., the Netherlands-based life sciences and material sciences company, and ASML Holding N.V., a lithography systems company.